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Petition filed to recall Port Allen mayor

Mayor Deedy Slaughter Mayor Deedy Slaughter

There's an effort underway to recall Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter out of office.

A group of citizens filed the petition Friday with the Secretary of State's office.

"Week after week after week since she took office in January, it's been one scandal after another - she's raised her own salary, she's fired people illegally, she won't let people do their jobs, she hasn't presented a budget, it's just one thing after another," said John Michael Lockhart, who is petitioning for the recall.

They now need about 1,270 signatures of voters to put the recall election on a ballot later this fall.

Slaughter has faced a string of controversies since she took office at the beginning of the year.

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